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  Howard County - Perhaps you saw it in the Featherlite Center during the Mighty Howard County Fair. It probably evoked feelings. You most likely were curious about the story behind it. The Battlefield Cross of the helmet, rifle and boots, signifying the death of a Marine, was submitted by Kole...
[Editor’s Note: On Jan. 10, 2017, Shellie Gossman found out she had breast cancer. She is sharing her journey with Times Plain Dealer  readers.]   CRESCO - I have finished chemo treatments!!!  I am so happy to be done with those. That treatment was not fun. I felt horrible the whole week after.  I...
  CRESCO - This year was the first year in 29 years of crowning a fair queen that Howard County also crowned; not a runner-up, rather a fair Princess. Samantha Bigalk (daughter of Scott and Terra) was crowned the Mighty Howard County Fair Queen and Emma Mannery (daughter of Robin Schluter) was...
  CRESCO - In preparation for the RAGBRAI® visit on Thursday, July 27, local businesses are having a promotion, Spirit Thursday.  Everyone should wear their “Pedal to the Paranormal” t-shirts on July 6, 13, 20 and 27 to receive a great deal from participating businesses.  Look for the official...
  CRESCO - Now that the Mighty Howard County Fair has ended, it is time to look forward to RAGBRAI® XLV. With a special section being printed the week before the bicycle riding event on July 27, local committees had to finalize their plans, allowing the Times Plain Dealer to share some of that...
  CRESCO - Grandma told the story of a preacher being asked, “Is it okay for women to wear make-up?” His answer was, “Even an old barn needs paint once in a while!”  Well that is true of many beautiful things in life, such as flowers that need to be weeded and the bronze statues around Cresco that...
  CRESCO -   With RAGBRAI® overnighting in Cresco on July 27, it’s been the talk of the town for months. Of course, the biggest aspect of the event is bikes, and several organizations are ready to help.  The Cresco RAGBRAI® Ride Right Committee is sponsoring a Free Bicycle Safety Inspection on...
  CRESCO - The Times Plain Dealer is sponsoring a Pedal to the Paranormal Decorating Contest for businesses and residential properties. The biggest goal of all the Cresco RAGBRAI® committees is for the area to show its community spirit. What better way than to decorate business and residential...
  Elma - The Elma Area Community Foundation works with nonprofits and donors alike to keep the town and surrounding area  strong and safe for their residents. Now, EACF has the opportunity to increase their impact with the aide of the entire  community. Through the support of an anonymous donor,...
  CRESCO - Last year, Sterling pharmacies, located in Cresco, Osage, and several locations throughout Minnesota, raised $10,692 for the Alzheimer’s Association. That dollar amount was then matched by the Astrup Family Foundation—increasing the donation to $21,384. Sterling is at it again this June...

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